Category Archives: NLA

What is a Changemaker?

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Written by Miles BilkaReading Time: 2 minutes You’ve been seeing the word “Changemaker” a lot from us recently, but you might be asking yourself what does it really mean? Simply put, a changemaker is someone who has a desire to make a change. Have you set your mind on tackling problems in your local community? Then […]


We Have a Pit Bull Problem.

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Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNPReading Time: 2 minutes When I was first getting into nonprofit work, I had a friend who thought I was a full-time volunteer. He was a corporate bank executive and didn’t understand what we do in the nonprofit sector. It’s 25 years later and I still see him on occasion. He […]


Identifying & Understanding Implicit Bias

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Written by Miles BilkaReading Time: 2 minutes In present society, we are often faced with learning new information about others or ourselves that forces us to rethink how we view the world. One new piece of information that we might be unaware of within ourselves is our implicit bias of people within or outside of […]


So, you want to stand out from the crowd?

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Written by Katie Rossman, MPA, CNPReading Time: 2 minutes Congratulations, you are a CNP! You just earned the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential and now you must be wondering “How does the CNP make me more employable?” or “How do I get employers to understand what the CNP is?”. These, plus many others, were questions […]


What the CNP Means to Me

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Written by Ariel Kaylor, CNPReading Time: 2 minutes Justice. Equity. Service. Love.  These are the qualities and actions I imagine when I think about the CNP. They are also my greatest passions.  I have worked closely with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance in several different capacities for almost four years. My introduction to the CNP was […]


We Mean Business – Nonprofit Employees with a Business Degree

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Written by Miles BilkaReading Time: 1 minutes 30 secs Since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to have an impactful career surrounded by helping others – however that would look. I first began my studies toward becoming a physical therapist, healing others physically. Next, I adjusted my plans to pursue interests in social […]


What’s the Tea with Elevate?!

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Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNPReading Time: 1 min 32 secs We’ve emailed you 20+ times. We posted on social media every day. It feels like we stalked you just a little bit to make sure you registered. What’s the tea with Elevate?! Believe it or not, everything we ask you to do to earn your […]


Training Your Nonprofit Team to Use Direct Mail Appeals

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Although technology has forever altered the way people communicate, there’s still something particularly special about receiving a letter in the mail. You see the envelope addressed with your name and get a thrill of anticipation, imagining the possibilities of what could be inside.  That’s why direct mail is so important for nonprofits—you can reach supporters […]


Don’t worry. You can always go to flight school.

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Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNPReading Time: 2 minutes We teach people how to save the world. One day – that now seems a really long time ago – I was on a flight, and I took a seat next to a pilot. Not THE pilot – because no matter how many frequent flyer miles […]


Nonprofit Courses | Professional Training for Social Good

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Nonprofit courses help educate industry professionals on the latest trends. Learn about how they can help your organization and check out our recommendations.